A position is classified by its essential job duties, but the assignments given to each position are controlled by the supervisor. In re Jackson(PDF, 3MB), CSA 103-04, 4 (6/13/05).
Once allocated to a class, only permanent changes to essential duties that comprise a majority of work time and are most important to the position will justify reallocation and a resulting change in pay. In re Jackson(PDF, 3MB), CSA 103-04, 4 (6/13/05) (decided under former 7-13).
The essential duties of a position are those used by the CSA to allocate each job to a classification and pay plan. In re Romberger,(PDF, 5MB) CSA 89-04, 6 (3/2/05) (decided under former 7-12).
“Knowledge, skills, ability and expertise” necessary to be entitled to a demotional appointment after lay-off are the characteristics or qualifications that allow an employee to succeed in performing a job’s essential duties. In re Romberger(PDF, 5MB), CSA 89-04, 6 (3/2/05) (decided under former 7-12).
CSA approval is not needed to implement changes to a PEP. In contrast, the job specification establishing the classification and pay to be assigned a job title must be adopted by the Career Service Board. In re Leal-McIntyre,(PDF, 7MB) CSA 77-03, 134-03 & 167-03, 4-5, 13 (1/27/05).